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What General Dentistry Offers

At Creative Dental, we provide general dentistry services to all of our patients. Those who need or desire specialized dental care, such as implants, cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery, can also have those needs met at Creative Dental in Westfield, New Jersey.

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is the foundation of oral health care. It can be compared to general physician services. You go to your general physician to monitor and maintain your overall health. Just like that, you see your general dentist for professional attention for your overall oral health.

A general dentist is educated to help patients achieve maximum oral health through careful monitoring, maintenance, and treatment. For example, during your general dentist appointment, your dental professional will inspect your mouth for any signs of trouble, such as sores, redness, swelling, infection, and other signs of bacterial issues. Recently, it’s been proven that an unhealthy dental situation can lead to bodily issues, such as heart disease. This is why general dentistry is considered to be at the forefront of ensuring overall wellness.

Dental maintenance includes the things you do at home to keep teeth and gums clean, such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing. These are essential steps for everyday maintenance.

Why are Regular Dentist Appointments Necessary?

However, home care is just the beginning. To ensure proper oral health, regular dentist appointments are needed to prevent and tackle a wide range of oral health issues, such as tartar and plaque, receding gums and more. This is an area where your general dentist and dental hygienist plays a key role. When you come in for regular visits, teeth cleaning is straightforward and effective. The teeth cleaning process involves checking the depth of tooth “pockets.” These are areas of the gum that have pulled away from the tooth. Checking pockets helps dentists identify areas in the mouth that are either infected or more prone to infection.

The teeth cleaning process also involves scraping teeth to rid them of built-up tartar and plaque. Even those who are vigilant about brushing and flossing after every meal can have tartar and plaque accumulation. These substances harden substantially, to the point where a trained hygienist is needed to remove them from the teeth. If you fail to have regular dentist appointments, tartar and plaque build-up can ultimately lead to loose or missing teeth. The good news is, this is easily preventable through regular dentist appointments.

General Dentistry services also include filling cavities, whitening, and many other services that will make your smile healthier, whiter and brighter.

What About Dental Emergencies?

Certain issues come up now and then around oral health, including cracked or chipped teeth, inflamed gums, toothaches, and other dental emergencies. These are things that your general dentist in Westfield, New Jersey is specially qualified to deal with. During your visit to a general dentist, you’ll find that all problems with your teeth and gums can be solved, often without pain or discomfort.

The more you see your Creative Dental general dentist in Westfield, NJ, the more you’ll be able to be confident that your oral health can be optimized through regular dental visits. There are so many oral health issues that can be solved with general dentistry; it makes sense to call now for your appointment!

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Understanding Preventive Dentistry

What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry refers to the methods used to care for your teeth so that they can remain healthy. When you use an effective preventive routine, you can prevent gum disease, cavities and other forms of dental conditions that can affect your smile.

Types of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dental care takes place in the comfort of your home and at your dentist’s office.

  • Brushing your teeth. Brushing your teeth on a daily basis is one of the most important parts of having clean and healthy teeth. The American Dental Association recommends brushing with approved fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day or after every meal. This applies to not only your teeth but also your tongue as brushing your tongue aids in removing bacteria and can make your breath fresher.
  • Flossing. Flossing is helpful in removing bacteria and bits of food from the tight spaces that exist between your teeth. If you are wearing braces, you can use floss threaders to reach beyond the metal brackets. However, it is important that you floss correctly to avoid causing damage to your gums. If in doubt, you can speak to your dentist and request a flossing demonstration to ensure that you can benefit from the practice.
  • Dentist Visits. According to the American Dental Association, regular visits to your dentists is necessary to detecting the early signs of dental problems and ensuring that you have good oral health. You should aim for at least two visits a year so that your dentist can provide you with a professional cleaning and can examine your teeth and gums. Additional visits may be necessary if there are indications of dental issues.
  • Eating a Healthy Diet. In addition to regular cleanings, your teeth also require specific nutrients and minerals, particularly fluoride, in order to remain healthy. This requires that you consume a balanced diet and drink plenty of water. You should also avoid consuming an excessive amount of certain foods that can damage your teeth. This includes sugar in any form, which can adhere to your teeth, and acidic foods and drinks, which can erode tooth enamel.

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Being proactive about the health of your teeth has multiple benefits:

  • Less risk of dental issues. Preventive dentistry can lower your chances of experiencing tooth loss and other major dental issues caused by cavities, tooth decay, gum disease or other dental issues.
  • Less risk of secondary health issue. Studies have shown that poor oral health is associated with some health ailments, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and osteoporosis, just to name a few. Maintaining good oral health can help you avoid these conditions.
  • Saves money. Preventive dentistry services are far less costly than restorative dentistry services, such crown or implant installations or root canals. Even if you have dental insurance, the costs related to having poor oral health can be very expensive.

If you have questions about what steps you can take to maintain good oral health, don’t hesitate to speak with your dentist. Your dentist can advise you of the appropriate preventive care techniques for your dental situation.

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Healthy Gums are the First Step to Perfect Teeth

Brushing and flossing properly on a regular basis is necessary to keep your teeth in their best condition. However, another significant factor in having perfect teeth is having gums that are healthy. When you are taking good care of your gums, you are also doing the same for your teeth.

Gum Disease

While the build-up of plaque can affect your teeth, the bacteria present in that substance can also begin to accumulate along and underneath the gum line, causing a mild type of gum disease called gingivitis. Gingivitis can irritate your gums, causing them to swell. Most importantly, it can lead to more severe gum disease and dental issues.

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease that causes the deterioration of the bones that keep your teeth in place. Advanced stages of periodontitis can result in the destruction of the bones and fibers supporting your teeth, which can require that your teeth be removed. In addition to compromising the health of your teeth, periodontitis can also affect your overall health.

Some symptoms of gum disease may include:

  • Red, tender or swollen gums
  • Gums that have a tendency to bleed easily
  • Gums that have drawn from your teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Constantly having bad taste in your mouth

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

There are several things you can do to make sure that your gums are in the best of health:

  • Stop smoking. There is a strong link between smoking and the onset of gum disease. Smoking can make it harder for you to resist a gum infection by making your immune system weaker. The habit can also affect how well your gums can heal themselves if they are damaged.
  • Floss. Flossing at least one time a day can help remove bits of food and plaque that the bristles of your toothbrush are unable to reach. You can floss after brushing or after a meal.
  • Get dental cleanings. One of the benefits of having regular dental visits is that your dentist can give your gums and teeth a professional cleaning and detect any early signs of gum disease. Professional cleanings are also the only way to remove plaque that has hardened into tartar. Also, gingivitis can be reversed with regular flossing, brushing and dental cleanings.
  • Use the right type of mouthwash. Although it should not replace brushing and flossing, washing out your mouth with a therapeutic mouthwash can help eliminate plaque, prevent gingivitis and slow down how quickly tartar can develop. Be sure to choose a mouthwash that has the ADA seal that indicates that is considered safe.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride can benefit your gums just as well as your teeth. As with your mouthwash, it is best to choose the toothpaste with the ADA seal of acceptance.
  • Brush properly. The first step to ensuring that your gums are healthy is to keep in mind that they are composed of relatively fragile tissue. This means that you should use a toothbrush with soft bristles. Gums that are sore, bleeding and swollen from harsh treatment are susceptible to infections.
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How to Properly and Effectively Brush Your Teeth

The American Dental Association has recently made great strides in educating parents about childhood cavities. Because the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 42% of children have cavities in their baby teeth, the need to educate parents on proper oral hygiene is critical to instilling proper oral hygiene habits. Unfortunately, children aren’t the only ones suffering from dental problems. The American Dental Hygienist Association estimate that up to 75% of adults suffer from gum disease and may not even realize it (yet). Because many dental problems can be traced back to improper care, it is important to review the proper steps for effectively brushing your teeth.

Start with the right tools

The basics of brushing start with using the right brush and the right toothpaste. When choosing a new toothbrush, consider the following:

  • Bristles: Although there many types of bristles available, most dentists recommend a soft-bristled brush as those are much gentler on the gums.
  • Head size: It may be tempting to get the larger head to cover more area at once, but a smaller head can reach into the smaller areas, particularly the teeth furthest back.
  • Powered or non-powered toothbrush: A powered brush is a smart choice especially for those with compromised dexterity.

Regardless of which toothbrush you select, it is important to replace your toothbrush often: every three months or when the bristles start to show wear, whichever comes first. Some toothbrushes even have colored indicators that fade away when the brush is worn out. Also, consider tossing your toothbrush after a cold to prevent re-contaminating yourself.

What kind of toothpaste should I use?

Shopping for toothpaste can be overwhelming, but know that there are certain formulas for certain needs including gingivitis, plaque and tartar control, and sensitivity. If you are unsure which paste is best for you, your dentist can suggest one for you. However, regardless of what your specific dental needs are, you should choose a toothpaste with fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. Children, however, will need a training toothpaste, which usually does not have fluoride.

How to brush your teeth properly

Once you have the right brush with the correct toothpaste for your needs, you can start to brush your teeth. The first rule, and usually the most often broken rule, is the duration of brushing. Proper brushing should take at least two full minutes.

  1. Apply a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to your brush.
  2. Hold the toothbrush at a 45° angle and brush the outer surface of each tooth by moving the brush in a gentle circular motion. Avoid using excessive pressure and scrubbing back and forth too roughly as the delicate gums can be easily irritated.
  3. Repeat for the inside surface as well.
  4. Next, brush the chewing surfaces (tops) of your teeth. It is okay to “scrub” this section as you are not causing friction on the gums during this part.
  5. End by brushing your tongue. Bacteria can build up in the grooves of your tongue, which contributes to bad breath.

Follow these steps twice each day, once in the morning and once before bed.

 

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The ABC’s of Flossing: All You Need to Know about Flossing Daily

While most people would never dream of skipping a day of brushing, flossing is a step that many people do skip. In fact, a recent study revealed that 18.5% of Americans never floss and nearly 30% floss sporadically. If you’ve been to the dentist lately, you have probably been asked if you have been flossing, and there is a good reason for that question: flossing in an integral part of oral health.

What is flossing?

Unlike brushing (which cleans the surfaces of teeth), floss is an interdental cleaner, which means that Floss can clean between teeth. Cleaning between teeth, where a toothbrush cannot reach, is so important that the US Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement supporting the ADA’s recommendation of daily flossing.

Types of floss

A quick trip down the dental care aisle will illustrate just how many floss options are available.

  • Dental floss: waxed, unwaxed, flavored (usually mint or cinnamon or plain), comfort floss, extra thick floss, mouthwash-infused floss
  • Threaded floss: particularly useful for those with braces
  • Floss picks: convenient for on-the-go or those with dexterity troubles

Regardless of which type of floss you choose, the most important thing is that you floss, period.

When to floss

The ADA suggests brushing twice a day, but flossing is necessary only once per day. It’s up to you if you would rather floss during your morning routine or your before-bed routine. However, flossing before you brush allows for brushing to be more effective. Why? With less plaque blocking the spaces between your teeth, the fluoride in your toothpaste can hit more surfaces in your mouth.

Additionally, children also need to floss; just like with brushing, parental supervision will be required until around age 8 to ensure a thorough job is done.

Benefits of Flossing

A professor at the New York University School of Dentistry contends that most people are not diligent flossers because they do not immediately see results; however, the benefits of flossing are extended far beyond just food particle removal.

  • Food removal: As bits of food get stuck between teeth, they can cause discomfort and eventually an odor. This is particularly important for those wearing braces to be diligent yet careful with flossing.
  • Removes bacteria: Even after a good brushing, bacteria and debris can still hide between teeth. Bacteria can lead to tooth decay, so it is important to remove as much as possible.
  • Plaque removal: Brushing helps remove plaque from the surfaces of teeth, but what about the plaque in between teeth? Researchers believe that flossing does up to 40% of total plaque removal.
  • Help prevent gum disease: How does flossing work to fight gum disease? Tartar and plaque are more than just unsightly; they creep below the gum line, which then can cause periodontitis. Periodontitis, a severe gum disease, is characterized by red swollen gum, tooth loss, and bone loss. By removing plaque, flossing helps prevent the cycle of plaque to periodontitis.

If you are unsure which floss product is right for you and your family, speak with your dentist.

 

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Activated Charcoal – Good or Bad for Your Teeth?

There are a variety of things you can do to make sure that your teeth are in the best health and are as bright as they can be. One increasingly popular method is using activated charcoal. In fact, it is being pitched as one of the sure, all-naturals ways to help you get a brighter smile by removing tough stains on your teeth without the use of harmful abrasives or chemical bleaches.

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is a type of common charcoal, usually made out of wood, that has been heated in the presence of certain gases that will cause pores to form in the charcoal. These pores or internal spaces give the activated charcoal a sponge-like ability to trap the organic molecules of certain toxins. It has been widely used in the medical field as a treatment for poisonings, high cholesterol levels and more.

Activated charcoal can also absorb tannins or the molecules in foods and drinks that can cause staining. It can be included as an ingredient in toothpaste, or its powdered form can be mixed with water and then scrubbed onto the teeth. However, before your start using activated charcoal to get whiter teeth, it is important that you know exactly what to expect when you use it and why it may not be the best choice for your oral health routine.

Why Some People Use Activated Charcoal for Their Teeth

  • Its adhesive qualities allow it to remove bacteria, chemicals, plaque, and tartar from the surface of the teeth, which can make teeth cleaner and whiter.
  • It has properties that can create a healthy environment in the mouth by promoting a normal pH level.
  • It is an all-natural remedy and also is a relatively inexpensive alternative to other treatments for whitening teeth.

Arguments Against Using Activate Charcoal for Your Teeth

  • There is no guarantee of quality. Activated charcoal has not yet been approved for use by the American Dental Association as a teeth whitener. This means it has not undergone rigorous tests and reviews. Also, there is no guarantee that the manufacturers selling the products are using the correct kind of charcoal, and non-activated charcoal can be quite harmful.
  • It still has abrasive qualities. While it may not be as abrasive as some products, it can still damage your teeth. It can also cause significant damage to your gums and may contribute to receding gums. This can expose the roots of your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to the grittiness of the charcoal.
  • It may work only in certain cases. Activated charcoal can only be effective at removing surface stains. However, if your teeth are naturally yellow or darker in color because of age, they can only be whitened with a bleaching agent.

Before you start using a new product to whiten your teeth, first consult with your dentist. Using a well-tested product under the guidance of your dentist is one of the safest ways to get whiter teeth. You will be given a comprehensive dental examination and will be advised of which whitening methods may help you obtain a brighter smile.

 

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Too Many Sweets? The Harmful Effect of Sugar on Kids’ Teeth

All kids like the occasional treat, but too many high-sugar snacks can have a major impact on their health. Experts recommend that children consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars per day, which is the equivalent of about 25 grams or 100 calories. Consuming more than the recommended amount can significantly reduce their risk of developing a wide range of health problems, including tooth decay. While we all know that sugar is bad for our children’s health, just how bad is it?

How Tooth Decay Develops

The mouth is full of bacteria, many which are beneficial to your unique oral environment. However, the ‘bad’ bacteria can wreak havoc on teeth if you consume the wrong foods in excess. When you consume sugary foods, the bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugar, creating acids that destroy tooth enamel. Over time, the acids will create a hole in the tooth. If left untreated, the hole can reach the deeper layers of the tooth causing pain and eventually tooth loss.

The Fight Against Tooth Decay

While the teeth are highly susceptible to damage, your mouth does have some defenses it uses to fight back. When acids attack teeth, they leech minerals from the enamel in a process known as demineralization. In the early stages of demineralization, the damage is often reversible. Saliva, fluoride, and other components work together to strengthen the teeth in a process referred to as remineralization. However, if your child eats lots of sweets and starches each day the teeth may not recover from damage.

Common Cavity Symptoms

Don’t think just because your child isn’t complaining of a toothache that there are no cavities. In fact, a child can have an established cavity with no pain or discomfort whatsoever. It can take months or even years before a cavity causes noticeable pain. That is because the nerve fibers that send pain throughout the body are not located in the enamel. It isn’t until the acids eat through the enamel and into the dentin that the nerve fibers begin to send out pain signals. By the time this happens, tooth decay is present.

While many children have no symptoms of tooth decay, others may experience:

  • Toothache
  • Dull pain in the mouth
  • Hot and cold sensitivity
  • Pain when biting down
  • Visible holes or pits in the teeth

Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a preventable condition in both children and adults. Nutrition is a highly important part of oral health. Parents should serve balanced meals high in whole grains and protein. Limit sugary foods and drinks. While cookies and candies are okay for an occasional snack, they not should be a daily treat. If your child still drinks from a bottle or sippy cup, avoid sugary beverages like juice. Remember that even milk in excess can cause tooth decay. Whenever possible, give your child water instead of sugary beverages.

Brushing is also highly important for the prevention of tooth decay in children. Regular brushing helps to wash away sugars and acids in the mouth and prevents a buildup of bacteria-riddled plaque on the teeth. Consult with your child’s dentist if you’re concerned about cavities or you suspect that your child may have tooth decay.

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How Fluoride Helps and Possibly Hurts Your Oral Health

Fluoride is one of the many minerals found in water and many types of foods. It also has an essential role in the remineralization of your teeth’s enamel and can interrupt the harmful production of acid on your teeth. While it is important to be aware of how fluoride contributes to your oral health, you should also know of the ways it may be harmful.

Fluoride for Better Oral Health

Early Development of Teeth

Recent research indicates children aged six months to 16 years with developing teeth can benefit from the exposure to fluoride, which can strengthen their growing teeth. Adults should also make sure that the dental products they use contains the right amount of fluoride as the mineral is just as important in combatting tooth decay.

Use of Certain Orthodontic Treatments

Treatments such as braces, bridges or crowns can expose the vulnerable parts of your teeth, putting them at risk of decay. Areas surrounding the brackets of orthodontic appliances, or where the crown touches the underlying tooth structure, can be breeding grounds for bacteria and should be treated with dental products containing fluoride.

Chronic Dry Mouth

Constantly having a dry mouth can be the result of some medical conditions, treatments, and medicine. Because there is a lack of saliva, it can be more difficult for your mouth to neutralize harmful acids and wash away small bits of food. Using dental products with fluoride, including toothpaste and mouthwashes, can help restore the pH of the mouth and remove the food particles that bacteria feeds on.

Fluoride as an Oral Health Hazard

Toxic Doses

Fluoride is only beneficial to your oral health when it is being used as directed. Toxic doses of fluoride will depend on a person’s weight and can result in significant health issues. Because it can be easier for younger children to consume extremely high doses of fluoride due to fluorinated water, their tendency to accidentally swallow toothpaste and the consumption of processed foods containing fluoride, it is necessary that they are carefully supervised, particularly when using dental products that contain fluoride.

Fluorosis

This condition typically occurs in children aged six months to 16 years. It creates streaks and specks on the teeth that can range from a hardly visible, whitish color to a very noticeable brown. Fluorosis does not cause pain, and in mild cases, may not impair the health of the teeth. In these situations, the main concern will be cosmetic. To have the marks removed, it will be necessary to have them treated with professional-grade abrasives and whiteners available only at your dentist’s office. For individuals who have moderate to severe cases of fluorosis, the concentration of fluoride on the teeth can be so high that the porosity of the enamel increases to the degree that the teeth become physically damaged and begin to crumble.

If you have concerns about fluoride and your teeth, or if your see white streaks on your children’s teeth, you should consult your dentist. You dentist will address any concerns you have about your oral health.

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The Mouth-Body Connection Could Not Be Stronger

With toothpaste ads hyper focused on fresh-smelling breath and dazzling white teeth, it’s easy to forget that the benefits of maintaining proper oral hygiene extend far beyond minty breath and pearly whites. In fact, because poor oral health can contribute to various other health issues, it becomes even more crucial to develop healthy oral habits. Need extra motivation to brush twice a day? Just read these six health issues that are affected by a good oral hygiene routine (or lack thereof).

Reduced risk of heart disease

A 2007 study published in the Harvard Health Publications linked chronic gum inflammation with heart disease. In particular, the bacteria that is known to cause periodontitis is also present in the dangerous plaque build-ups in blocked arteries. Other cardiovascular issues that can develop in conjunction with heart disease include blocked vessels and strokes. Improving oral health, particularly gum disease lowers your risk of these cardiovascular problems.

Reduce complications from diabetes

Individuals with diabetes often find it difficult for their bodies to fight infections. As poor oral health often leads to inflammation and infections, it becomes that much more difficult for a person with diabetes to fight an oral infection. Prevent gum infections by creating a proper oral routine that includes brushing after each meal and flossing daily.

Improved lung health

Just because an infection begins in your mouth doesn’t mean that the bacteria stay in your mouth. Bacteria from oral infections can easily travel to the lungs, which then increases lung problems such as inflammation. If you suspect you have an infection, call your dentist immediately before the infection grows and spreads.

Pregnancy and birth weight

While morning sickness may create its challenges by exposing the teeth to high acid levels, excellent oral health is vital for maintaining optimal health for both a pregnant mother and the baby. Experts have shown that mothers with gingivitis are at risk to give birth to babies with low birth weight. Remember to keep routine dental appointments during pregnancy and ask your dentist any questions you have regarding pregnancy and oral health.

Reduce inflammation and joint pain

While it may seem odd that inflammation and pain in joints are connected to oral health, studies show that poor oral health contributes to inflammation elsewhere in the body, and that includes joints. Particularly, the study focuses on Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease that causes painful joint swelling. How are these two conditions linked? Scientists believe that the method of tissue destruction in gum disease is the same method of destruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Improve mental health and memory

Perhaps the most obvious – yet least discussed –effect of poor oral health is on mental health. Poor hygiene, especially in the cases of decayed teeth, leads to extremely noxious breath, which can create embarrassing social situations and low self-esteem. On the other hand, a mouth free from infections, pain, or decay increases self-esteem and confidence. In addition to increased confidence, good oral health also affects memory; gingivitis has been linked to poorer scores on memory tests.

Keeping your mouth clean is more than just improving your smile; the mouth-body relationship is one that will improve your overall health.

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When Do You Have a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can usually be treated if you contact your dentist in Westfield, NJ right away. But how do you know if you have a dental emergency, or if you should wait until your next dental visit? Here are four examples of dental emergencies that you should never delay notifying the professionals at Creative Dental Care.

1. You Cracked or Broke a Tooth

Even those with healthy teeth and a long history of consistent dentist visits can experience a moment when a tooth gets broken or cracked. Lots of things can cause a crack or a broken tooth. Some of the most common include accidentally biting down on something hard, like a small pebble in a batch of cooked beans, a popcorn seed, overcooked fried chicken, chewing ice, roughhousing, bicycle or motor vehicle accidents, and of course sports injuries. This dental emergency can quickly lead to severe dental pain, nerve damage in the tooth, and possible infection. If you experience a cracked or broken tooth, call your dentist as soon as possible to get the tooth fixed.

2. A Tooth Fell Out or Was Knocked Out

It’s possible to suddenly lose a tooth that you didn’t even think was loose. Sports and other physical activities can lead to a tooth accidentally getting knocked out, too. If one or more of your teeth comes out, call your dentist right away and explain the urgency to the receptionist so you can get in to see the dentist on an emergency basis. While you’re waiting, handle the tooth as little as possible, because the dentist may be able to put it back in. When you make your appointment, ask for their recommendation about how to best transport the tooth on the way to the dentist office.

3. You’re Experiencing a Severe Toothache

It seems like the worst toothaches come on out of the blue, either during a weekend or on vacation. But your dentist doesn’t want you to have to wait until the office officially opens if you have a severe toothache that’s preventing you from doing anything at all. This is a dental emergency that should be taken care of as soon as possible. At the very least, if your dentist can’t get to you, they will likely be able to prescribe a pain killer so you can get relief from the excruciating pain of a toothache until they can treat you in the office.

4. You’ve Developed Oral Bleeding That Won’t Stop

It’s common to experience minimal bleeding when you brush too hard. But if you suddenly experience a gush of blood that won’t seem to stop, it’s urgent to contact your dentist right away. This is a dental emergency that requires immediate care and treatment so the dentist can find out the underlying cause.

When a dental emergency arises, contact Creative Dental Care right away. Don’t hesitate because you think you’re bothering the dental office, or try to live with a dental emergency by yourself. The sooner you get help for a dental emergency, the better off you’ll be.

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